Fenced In(About this image)
While I was attending a photography lecture last year, a question was raised by one of the attendees about the ethics of digital post production of photos. The conclusion of the debate was that trying to pass off a manipulated image is an unethical practice. So I pose this question – What is the difference adjusting the exposure, levels or contrast post production in the photo lab or even at the time of the shoot with an effects filter, to touching up the photo with graphics software? Personally I see it as exactly the same work process to achieve exactly the same results. Be it in the lab or using PhotoShop, both require a high level of skill. Where I draw the line is editing the content of the image, removing unwanted people, adding clouds etc. And trying to pass the scene as a natural photograph, I love digital art but lets call it for what it truly is.